Dog Training

Bolonka Zwetna


Friendly, affectionate, playful
Size: Small
Height: 24-26 cm
Weight: 3-4 kg
Lifespan: 13-15 years
Coat: Longhair
Colors: All colors except pure white

The small, cute Bolonka Zwetna should not be underestimated. The sweet rascals are full of energy and are extremely intelligent. The connection to their family is especially important to them. But they are also friendly and open to strangers and other dogs.

Bolonka Zwetna
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Bolonkas are very outgoing and always happy to be with. They enjoy being with their caregiver and also cuddle extensively with them. Being alone is difficult for them. They make an excellent family dog.

The cute dogs are clever and have fun learning tricks. They have the pronounced desire to be with their human and to give pleasure to this one. That is why bolonkas well suited for beginners. But in any case they need enough exercise and employment. Then they also do not tend to bark.

With their size of up to 26 cm and a weight of 3-4 kg, the Bolonka Zwetna is one of the small dog breeds. Their coat is long and consists of large waves or curls. They can appear in all colors except white or piebald. However, white markings on paws, face and chest are allowed. Often their coat color lightens with time.

They usually have dense undercoat. A distinctive feature of this breed is that the Bolonka has little to no hair. He does not go through a seasonal change of coat. For this reason, the sweet companions are also suitable for some allergy sufferers.

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With supervision

The right food

The Bolonka Zwetna does not have any special dietary requirements. He does not tend to overweight and is generally considered to be little eaten. Its daily feeding amount should be limited to 2-3 meals be divided. This can prevent hypoglycemia or gastric distention.

When a Bolonka puppy moves in, it makes sense to feed it the breeder's food for a while. Once the little one has settled in, you can offer it new food step by step. Here is a high meat content with fruit and vegetables suitable for dogs highly recommended. You can offer either high-quality wet food, a mix of wet and dry food, or food you prepare yourself. Also the Barfen is a popular variant of the diet for dogs.

Bolonka Zwetna care

Care for the cute dogs is not too time-consuming. Their beautiful coat should be brushed every two to three days to avoid matting. It is best to get them used to regular grooming while they are still puppies. At the groomer, you can also have their hair trimmed. This keeps the eyes clear, for example.

Bolonkas only need to be bathed if they are very dirty. Smaller dirty spots can be cleaned well with a damp cloth. With regular care should be their Check skin for injuries and parasitesin order to detect them as early as possible. Ears, eyes, mouth and paws should also always be checked. The ears of the Bolonka are also hairy on the inside, which means that dirt can quickly collect there. To counteract this special ear cleaner for dogs used.

The Dental care can be supported by chewing toys and chew sticks. However, it is also a good idea to brush your four-legged friend's teeth every few days. For this Toothpaste for dogs used. There are also different Toothbrushes and finger cotswhich you can buy in pet supply stores or online. However, many dogs do not like brushing their teeth - so start practicing it with your pet as early as possible.

Suitable accessories

Depending on the length of the coat, different brushes are suitable for the Bolonka Zwetna. In any case, there should be a coarse-toothed comb for coarser knots and a brush for small knots. Also a finer comb for the face and a curry comb can be very helpful in grooming.

If a bath must be, a good dog shampoo needed, which is gentle to the skin of the quadruped. If you want to cut the fur of your Bolonka yourself, you also need special scissors for dogs. If you dare to take care of the claws yourself, you should buy a good claw scissors get. Alternatively, you can have the claws shortened in the dog salon or at the vet.

Of course, like all dogs, this sweet dwarf also needs a cozy little bed. As an ideal lap dog, he likes everything that is cuddly. That is why he is Blankets and pillows gratefully accept. Also a leash, tow line, bowls and collar or harness belong to the Basic equipment of any dog. The intelligent whirlwind loves to be exercised physically and mentally, which is why Toys and small intelligence games must not be missing.

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Origin & History

The Bolonka Zwetna has its origin at the Russian Tsar's court. His ancestors were popular lapdogs of the noble ladies. However, these dogs were white. In order to obtain a national, small, colorful dog, over time, other breeds were crossed.

Breeding of the new breed was actively started in the middle of the 20th century. Among others, the Shih Tzu and the Lhasa Apso were used in the process. The Establishment of a first breed standard This standard was confirmed by the Cynological Council of the Soviet Ministry of Agriculture in 1966.

In the 80s, the cute four-legged friend also gained popularity in Germany. To this day he has loyal fans. The breed was introduced in 2011 recognized by VDH. The FCI, however, has not yet accepted the Bolonka Zwetna as an independent breed.